Topic: Civil Liberties

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Gravely ill Angola 3 inmate hoping for compassionate release

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"The state of Louisiana in the past 6 years has spent $6 million in lawyer fees to keep a 71-year-old man in solitary confinement," Herman Wallace attorney Nick Trenticosta said.

Snowden flight rumors obscure surveillance debate

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Rumors that NSA leaker Edward Snowden had departed Moscow Tuesday aboard the private plane of Bolivian President Evo Morales turned out not to be true. But they did spark a new round of finger-pointing with Bolivia’s Defense Minister calling the plane’s diversion to Austria an act of “sabotage and a plot by the government of the United States.”

Were the DOMA and Prop 8 rulings hollow victories?

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Host Melissa Harris-Perry and her Saturday panel discussed the Supreme Court's rulings on Proposition 8 and DOMA, opening up the question once again of whether they were hollow victories that need to be measured with caution.

Why the civil rights struggle is like the LGBT struggle

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In the latest installment of Reply Al, Rev. Sharpton responded to a viewer asking why many in the African-American community deny the similarities between their struggle for civil rights and the LGBT equality movement.

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